Is there a more iconic Indie bookstore in London than Foyles?
From humble beginnings in 1903 with two brothers re-selling their textbooks, the opening of their first premises in 1906 at 135 Charing Cross Road, the big move in 1929 to the present day & the exquisite new flagship store, Foyles has fulfilled our book needs for decades. Even amidst the dark years of Christina Foyle’s reign – ‘if Kafka had been a bookseller, Foyles would have been the result’ – the doors remained open. (Read more about the history of Foyles on their website.)
This bookstore mogul with it’s passionate, friendly staff who are full of advice and recommendations epitomizes everything we love about bookstores. Get lost in the shelves, discover something new. Fall in love with reading again.
Named UK Bookseller of the Year two years in a row (2012 & 2013) this Indie giant is this week’s Bookstore hero.
Foyles we hope your doors stay open for another 111 years!